BY KIM BOLAN, VANCOUVER SUN
SEPTEMBER 4, 2009
The reputable British Broadcasting Corporation is the latest international media outlet reporting on the dramatic increase in gang violence in Metro Vancouver.
The BBC reports – on radio, television and online – highlighted the increase in organized crime murders in the last two years, interviewing police, victims’ families and an ex-gangster.
“Drug Trouble in Paradise,” one BBC headline blared online.
“The west coast Canadian city of Vancouver, home to the 2010 Winter Olympics, is routinely voted one of the best communities in the world to live in, a place people here like to think of as paradise. But there is a dark side to paradise,” the article continues. Over the last few months, the Los Angeles Times, the London-based Independent newspaper and the Economist magazine have all focused on Vancouver’s gang wars.
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